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About the PNHLL Divisions


DIVISION OVERLOOK

PNHLL is different from community baseball, as it is a more competitive form of play with focus on strong fundamentals. 

Kids are placed in divisions based on the number of registrations we have and their skill level. 

All division practices take place in Plymouth and New Hope fields - ALL HOME GAMES ARE HOSTED AT ZACHARY PLAYFIELDS

OPENING DAY is on a Saturday.

The season usually runs from April-June with Regular Season Tournaments for all divisions going in to Mid- or Late- June. Ages 8+ have opportunities to play on Tournament teams that play through the month of July

Evening Game times at our Home Fields can take place at:

5:30pm, 6:00pm, 7:30pm, and/or 8pm

Weekend Game Times and Away Game times can vary 

THE ROOKIE DIVISION: AGES 6- TO 8-YEARS OLD

The Rookie Division is the entry level of play in Little League focusing on baseball basics that your children can build on as they grow. 

It is open to  boys and girls 6-8 years of age. Equal playing time is provided to all players.

It is a machine pitch league  and teams have 9 defensive players in the field, to provide optimal engagement.  

The kids will play 10 to 14 games per year and will have 2 to 3 practices per week early in the season. Events take place Mon-Fri. There are very few weekend events. However, there is the Jamboree, Rookie Event on one weekend that happens each year and is great fun for the Rookie  community.

May have up-to 4 activities per week (practices and games) later in the season.

Practices and Games usually take place on weeknights after 5:30 pm.

Rookie games are played at the Zachary Playfields with practices usually taking place in New Hope.


THE MINOR-B DIVISION: AGES 8- TO 10-YEARS OLD

The Minors B Division is the second level of play in PNHLL.

It is open to boys and girls 8-10 years of age.

It is the first year of kid pitch, with the kids starting the season pitching from 40 feet and moving to 46 feet at the mid-point of the season.

Teams have 10 defensive players in the field. 

Equal playing time is provided to all players.

The kids will play 10 to 14 games per year and will have 2 to 3 practices per week early in the season. May have up-to 4 activities per week (practices and games) later in the season.

Games and Practices usually take place weeknights after 5:30 and have the possibility of a few weekend games. Minor B might travel 2-5 times to play another city in the metro area . 


THE MINOR-A DIVISION: AGES 9- TO 11-YEARS OLD

The Minors A Division is the second highest level of play in PNHLL.

It is designed for players 9-11 years of age.

Typical play is developmental and competitive with kid pitch and utilizes 9 defensive players in the field. 

This level is a transition to a more competitive form of play for most children.

The regular season consists of intra- and inter-league games.

Equal playing time is provided to all players.

The kids will play 12 to 17 games per year and will have 2 to 3 practices per week early in the season. May have up-to 4 activities per week (practices and games) later in the season.

Games and Practices usually take place weeknights after 5:30 and have the possibility of a few weekend games.

Minor A might travel 2-5 times to play another city. There is the possibility of partaking in competitive metro tournaments that take place in the metro area. 

players are not to play more than 4 defensive infield innings


THE MAJOR DIVISION: AGES 11- TO 12-YEARS OLD

The Major Division is the highest and most competitive level of play in Little League.

 It is open to players 11-12 years of age.

It is kid pitch play and utilizes 9 defensive players in the field, play is fast paced and strategic.

The regular season is made up of a combined intra- and inter-league schedule.

All kids bat but playing time is not equal for all players.

The kids will play 15 to 20 games per year and will have 2 to 3 practices per week early in the season.

May have up-to 5 activities per week (practices and games) later in the season.  We take pride in preparing PNHLL players to move on to travel and high school baseball.

Games and Practices usually take place weeknights after 5:30 and have the possibility of a few weekend games. Major teams travel to other nearby cities for games. Majors usually play in 1-2 tournaments per year at other venues. 

There are no rules on defensive infield/outfield innings played per athlete.